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Welcome to Community Missions

Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions (CMI) has provided a unique blend of services to address the needs of the Niagara community. In general, CMI serves a vulnerable population of individuals that, through a variety of circumstances, have been underserved, marginalized, overlooked and challenging in their presentations and behaviors.

The initial population served was homeless individuals and families, which are still served today. The agency currently provides 19 programs within its four divisions: Crisis & Community Services, Mental Health Housing Services, Mental Health Recovery Services, and Youth Services.

The agency serves a diverse set of populations, including youth, adults, families, homeless, youth involved with the juvenile justice system, youth and adults with psychiatric challenges, persons living with HIV/AIDS, trafficked youth and adults, and ex-offender parole individuals.


Holiday Appeal 2019

Dear Friend of the Mission,

The lobby of our main site is typically a busy place. Stopping in, you may see people dropping off donations, or a guest heading to look at a new apartment. More recently, you may see a mother filling out a Christmas list for her children for the Adopt a Family program.

Many afternoons, however, this activity is broken up by the pitter-patter of little ones fresh off the school bus. These tykes are thrilled to share what happened during the school day with their moms and dads. The joy on these young faces is contagious, and often brings a smile to all those that pass by.

George's Story

George grew up in Niagara Falls, unfortunately in a broken household. When George was young, his parents’ divorce was blamed on him. On top of that, George was born with a learning disability, and he was placed into special classes at school.

“I would sneak into school after the bell rang because I didn’t want anyone to see me going in special classes,” George said.

Art for Mental Health Show

Community Missions is partnering with Wine on Third to present a showing of artwork from its Niagara Visions PROS program over the next month. The works of art, produced in the Mental Health program, will be featured from May 20-June 17 at the restaurant, with an opening reception scheduled from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

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By The Numbers...

In 2019, Community Missions provided:

13,142 nights of shelter

112,562 meals

5,085 individuals with clothing

3,487 care days in Youth Services

43,973 care days in Recovery Services

72,450 care days in Housing Services

192 opportunities for Faith Development


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